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REAL-TIME ONLINE SINGING LESSONS AVAILABLE FOR LOCKDOWN.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO TAKE ONLINE SINGING LESSONS

Est in 1993 Vox singing academy has taught numerous high-profile professionals with major label recording contracts & NOW, there is no better time for you to do the same.

Teaching all genres of contemporary singing to adults and children from absolute beginners to professionals.

This is the perfect solution if you are in lockdown or live in remote areas and want to improve your voice fast.

If in quarantine we guarantee that you will hear & feel a vast improvement in your confidence, strength, tone, breathing, pitch and overall singing in just 2 weeks if you practice every day.

Save $ and time by not having to travel and do your lessons in the privacy of your own home or anywhere on your phone, tablet or desktop.

So contact Vox today to start having some fun singing.

DUE TO DEMAND – FRIDAY & SUNDAY ONLINE SINGING LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Ryan Vox giving an online singing lesson!

Due to the overwhelming demand of Online singing lessons, 2 Vox Singing Academy teachers have taken on extra days for Online singing lessons!!

Emily Vox is exclusively dedicating Friday and Sunday to online singing lessons & Ryan Vox is exclusively dedicating Fridays to Online singing lessons.

Due to demand availabilities are filling fast.

So contact Vox today to start improving your singing fast.

VSA’S FEATURED ARTICLE

VOWELS! THE SECRET TO SOUNDING GREAT. PART 2

Now that you have mastered part 1 in February addition. We will now run through the scale. Directly below is a basic description of what your mouth should be doing on all the vowels.

# Please remember the cardinal rule when singing this scale and this applies to singing of all songs as well VSA analogy “less down low/ more up top”. What this means is you’ll use less diaphragmatic support, have smaller mouth placements and use less volume when you are singing down lower in your range. But when you are singing up higher in your range you’ll use it more diaphragmatic support, have larger more over-exaggerated mouth placements to make you sound nicer.

If you’re playing this scale on the keyboard, Play a single note and sing the first vowel of Air(Relaxed mouth shape), stop and relax your mouth, then play the next single note in the same key and sing the next vowel of See (Round mouth shape) and so on until you complete all five vowels. Please be sure to start this scale in the lower part of your range and workup by tones or semitones until you get into the higher part of your range. Please remember that this scale is specifically designed for articulation, pronunciation and diction and it is not designed to expand your range higher so please do the scale in a registered that is comfortable for yourself.

  • Relaxed on “Air” and you can smile on the top third of your range
  • Round on “See” and keep it relaxed, you can open your mouth more and smile on the top third of your range
  • Have a little smile on “Heart” Down in the lower part of your range and smile in the higher part of your range
  • Relaxed on “Soul” on the lower half of your range and an oval mouth place on the top half of your range
  • And on “U” a little smile to a pucker of the lips


I can guarantee you if you practice this scale 5 to 6 times a week, in 5-10 weeks, your mouth will start to go to the right vowel mouth placement shapes and sounds subconsciously without you thinking about it or your sound, that’s why this is the most important singing exercise you can do to sound great. 


Thank you for reading.


Peter Vox

THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE, PERFECT FOR LOCKDOWN

There has never been a better time to do an online singing course.

Designed for all genres of contemporary singing for adults & children from absolute beginners to professionals.

This is a perfect solution if you are in lockdown or live in remote areas and want to improve your singing fast.

If in quarantine we guarantee that you will hear & feel a vast improvement in your confidence, strength, tone, breathing, pitch & overall singing in just 2 weeks if you practice every day.

Save $ & time by not having to travel and do your courses in the privacy of your own home or anywhere on your phone, tablet or desktop.

These fun & easy to follow courses will guide you step-by-step through every aspect of singing.

Amazing value with Short courses at only $7.95 and the full course starting at an insane $14.95

So click the link now to start your singing journey https://voxsingingacademy.com

4 FULL COURSES (Entry level, Intermediate, Advanced & Professional) each of which caters for all genres at different skill levels. Designed for both males and females, adults and children of any skill level!

17 CUSTOMISED SHORT COURSES.

Whether you want to learn to sing RnB, hard rock, pop, sing harmonies, expand your higher range, learn to scream, sing a soft ballad, learn correct breathing techniques or stage presentation — there is a short course here designed to give you the vocal ability and skills you want!

VSA FEATURED STUDENT/ARTIST OF THE MONTH – ROB MILLS

Robert “Rob” Mills actor, television host and Australian singer-songwriter best known as one of the finalists from Australian Idol (season 1). He was a co-host on the late-night quiz show The Mint as well as a regular singer on the game show The Singing Bee both on the Nine Network. He has starred on Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. In 2008, Mills won the coveted lead male role of Fiyero in the hugely successful production of Wicked and continued the role when it moved to around Australia. He has since starred in a number of popular large scale musical theatre productions. In 2012, Mills was announced as the host of Network Ten’s revamped Young Talent Time, a show considered an icon of Australian television.

Rob Mills performing and hosting on Young Talent Time!

 

Rob attended singing lessons at Vox Singing Academy under the guidance of director and principal teacher Peter Vox before and during his appearance on Australian idol. Rob worked incredibly hard with Peter Vox on his singing voice during and especially after Australian idol to take his voice and dancing to the next level.

Rob was a contestant for the first series of Australian Idol and he made the top 3. He performed on “Rise Up”, the #1 Australian single performed by all the Australian finalists in 2003 was certified as Gold by Aria. Mills performed the song “Dirty Girl” on the double platinum album Australian Idol: Final 12 soundtrack released in October 2003.

His debut album “Up All Night” debuted at number 21 on the Aria charts and his debut single from that album “Ms Vanity” (possibly written about his fling with Paris Hilton) debuted at number 6 on the Aria charts certifing as gold.

Musical theatre

In 2005, Mills toured Australia in Grease – The Arena Spectacular as Johnny Casino alongside an all star cast with Craig McLachlan, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Magda Szubanski & John Farnham.

 

In May 2007, Mills appeared as the lead role of Claude in the sold out Perth production of the rock musical Hair along with Cosima De Vito and Nikki Webster. The production was directed by Chris Kabay and musically directed by Simon Holt of Yellow Glass Theatre.

Mills then originated the coveted lead male role of Fiyero in the Australian production of the Broadway musical Wicked. The show opened on 12 July 

 

2008, in Melbourne where it ran for 13 months, closing on 9 August 2009. It then transferred to Sydney from 12 September. He originally starred oppostie Lucy Durack as Glinda, Amanda Harrison as Elphaba and the late Rob Guest as The Wizard.[9] Mills played his final performance on 6 June 

 

  1. Tim Campbell was cast to replace him.

From 13–30 July 2011, Rob played the role of Jamie in Jason Robert Brown’s musical “The Last Five Years” at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.

 

In March 2012, it was announced that Mills will play Warner Huntington III in the Australian production of Legally Blonde, which also starred his Wicked co-star Lucy Durack as the main character, Elle Woods.The Australian production season began in September 2012 at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney, before opening on 4 October 2012. It then went on to play at the Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from March 2013. It then opened in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre in May 2013.

 

In 2013, Mills played the role of Danny in the Australian tour of Grease, which began performances October 2013 at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, has travelled all around Australia, which finished its run doing a second season in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The show closed in late January 2015.

 

In August 2015 Mills joined Swing on This, a quartet of musical theatre stars which includes Michael Falzon, Matt Lee, Luke Kennedy and Ben Mingay.Swing on This perform contemporary swing in a predominantly cabaret format.

In 2015, Mills toured with his Cabaret show ‘Surprisingly Good’, playing in cabaret festivals in Melbourne, Noosa, Sydney, Mackay and Brisbane.

 

In 2016, Mills will play ‘Corny Collins’ in Brisbane’s leading Musical Theatre Company, Harvest Rain, Arena Spectacular version of Hairspray. He will then take on the leading role of ‘Sam’ in the Australian Premier of ‘Ghost the Musical’

Robert has an amazing loving and giving personality and donates a lot of his time to numerous charities and is a regular guest performer at Carols by Candlelight. Robert is also an avid AFL football fan following and supporting the Hawthorne Hawks.

 

2017 saw Rob play the role of Jesus Christ in The Production Companys revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. The production was staged at Arts Centre Melbourne from 29 July to 13 August.

He began playing teacher Finn Kelly on Neighbours in 2017, and was promoted to the regular cast in 2019.

EXCLUSIVE EASTER GIFT VOUCHER OFFER!

And Don’t Forget Mother’s Day 10th of May

20% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 10 LESSONS. THAT IS A MASSIVE $80 TO $110 SAVING!! Offer ends 6pm the 9TH of April!

*Conditions Apply

Give that special someone a truly memorable gift of singing this Easter or Mother’s Day. You can purchase 1 or up to 10 lessons for  or loved one that wants to sing. 

Studio and Online singing lessons available!! 

Online singing lessons are they perfect solution if you are in lockdown or live in remote areas & want to improve your voice fast. 

If in quarantine we guarantee you will hear & feel a vast improvement in your overall singing in just 2 weeks if you practice every day.

To purchase https://voxsingingacademy.com.au/vsa-gift-vouchers/ or call 0422 278 289.

*Exclusive gift voucher offers are strictly ONLY available for gift purposes only and are NOT valid for current students, personal use, personal gift or personal purchase.

 

SINGING TEACHERS WANTED!

(Peter Vox giving Alex Reade from Drown This City a singing lesson)

VOX SINGING ACADEMY IS GROWING!

WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!
Are you a confident vocalist and want to share your skills and experience? You must be reliable, friendly and outgoing? Attentive, enthusiastic, and a love of singing? Willing to learn and follow our exclusive syllabus?
– Over 27 years old
– Performed on stage and/or in a recording studio
– Previous teaching experience is beneficial, but not required
– Past and current students welcome to apply.
Free intensive training provided to the right person, with potential to work one to five days a week in VSA studios all over Melbourne and online. We are looking for teachers to teach ASAP at our Dandenong, Bayswater or Carnegie studio.
Send your resume to Peter Vox:
peter@voxsingingacademy.com

VSA WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS BRIGETTE TO THE FAMILY!!

Brigette’s interest in singing and the performing arts began at 6 years of age in primary school, where she first started taking singing lessons, singing in a youth choir, and performing in school productions. When she was eight years old, she performed alongside Australian children’s entertainer, Peter Combe.

In high-school she played major roles in amateur theatre productions, such as Pan the Man and Jesus Christ Superstar. It was here that she won her schools 2007 Performing Arts Award. During this time, Brigette continued taking singing and dance lessons with Performing Arts Headquarters as well as facilitating classes in her local Karate dojo.

Over the last few years she has been working extensively as an industry mentor, working with Headspace to help young people enter the workforce. As someone who is committed to helping people realise their goals, Brigette is dedicated when assisting Vox students understand their singing ambitions and guiding a pathway to their success.

Brigette in full flight in a singing lesson.

Brigette has studied under both Rients and VSA Director Peter Vox.

Brigette is an accomplished Song Writer/Multi instrumentalist/ Producer and is currently performing in a local acoustic duo, Shrill Crow, singing both a mix of covers and original songs.

As a teacher, Brigette is patient, happy and calm, she is respectful of each students’ goals and is passionate about each success. She possesses an extensive vocal range, including whistle register, enabling her to sing and teach a variety of music genres including pop, rock, musical theatre, folk, country and alternative styles.

With more than 25 years worth of singing experience Brigette it is more than qualified to teach both adults and children, beginners to advanced.

So book a lesson with one of our most popular teachers today.

Brigettes Teaching Schedule:

Thursday – Dandenong Studio & Online (12 PM – 10 PM)

https://voxsingingacademy.com.au/bridgette/

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